Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attacked President Obama for refusing to attribute the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting to radical Islam.
“In his remarks today, President Obama disgracefully refused to even say the words ‘Radical Islam’. For that reason alone, he should step down,” Trump said in a statement Sunday afternoon.
“If Hillary Clinton, after this attack, still cannot say the two words ‘Radical Islam’ she should get out of this race for the Presidency,” he added.
In the statement and on Twitter, Trump again focused on immigration.
“We admit more than 100,000 lifetime migrants from the Middle East each year. Since 9/11, hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in terrorism in the United States,” Trump said in the statement.
The shooting at the Pulse nightclub is currently being characterized as an act of domestic terrorism. The suspect, who was killed inside the gay bar and dance club after killing 50 and injuring 53 others, had an assault-style rifle, a handgun and “some type of device.”
The FBI confirmed on Sunday it had interviewed the suspect, Omar Mateen, in 2013 when he made “inflammatory comments to coworkers alleging possible terrorist ties.”